Staffordshire County Council
1 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford ST16 2LP. Tel: 0300 111 8000.

Planning Matters
Information to help with planning queries, including tracking progress of applications etc, is available on the Borough Council website under Planning Services, visit www.staffordbc.gov.uk/planning (external link)

Staffordshire Visitor Information Centre
Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate Street, Stafford ST16 2LI. Tel: 01785 619619

Gatehouse Theatre Box Office Tel: 01785 619080
Open Monday – Saturday 9:30am – 5:30pm. www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk (external link)

Parish Notice Boards
For current Parish news and information, see notice boards at Brocton Post Office, next to the Telephone Kiosk at Sawpit Lane and next to the Bus Shelter in Pool Lane.

Refuse Amenity Vehicle for large items of refuse
Location at the top of Chase Road on Saturdays between 9:00-11:00am.

The Civic Amenity Lorry is financed by Brocton Parish Council and Stafford Borough Council for the residents of Brocton. Please think if you can recycle anything in any way before putting it in the Civic Amenity Lorry.

Bus Service
Bus Operator: Arriva Midlands, P.O. Box 613, Leicester LE4 8ZN. Tel: 0844 800 4411.
Traveline – confirm times of any service. Tel: 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info (external link)
Bus timetables are available from the local library, Civic Centre at Riverside, or by post from Transport & Planning Policy Unit, Staffordshire County Council,1 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford ST16 2LP. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope and say which area you require.

Coach Service
National Express operates a daily service calling at Stafford Rail Station. For bookings and enquiries Tel: 0871 781 8181 or visit www.nationalexpress.com (external link)
Tickets at Stafford Tourist Information Centre, Market Street, Stafford. Tel: 01785 619619.

Rail Service
National Rail Enquiries. Tel: 08457 484950. Hours: 24hours.
Cross Country. Tel: 0844 811 0124 (8:00am – 6:00pm daily), or visit www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk (external link)
London Midland. Tel: 0844 811 0133 (7:00am – 7:00pm daily), or visit www.londonmidland.com (external link)
Virgin Trainline. Tel: 08457 222333 (8:00am – 10:00pm daily), or visit www.virgintrains.co.uk (external link)
Traveline. Tel: 0871 200 2233 (7:00am – 10:30pm daily), or visit www.traveline.org.uk (external link)
Trainline. Tel: 0871 244 1545 (8:00am – 10:00pm daily), or visit www.thetrainline.com (external link)

Road Traffic Information
Providing the most up-to-date road traffic information – www.frixo.com (external link)

Local Schools
Berkswich CE Primary School, Cedar Way, Walton on the Hill, Stafford ST17 0LU.
Tel: 01785 354600, or visit www.berkswich.staffs.sch.uk (external link) Head Teacher: Ms S Jackson

Walton High School, The Rise, Walton on the Hill, Stafford ST17 0LI.
Tel: 01785 356300 or visit www.waltonstaffs.com (external link)  Head Teacher: Mr N D Finlay.

 

Churches
All Saints Church, The Green, Brocton, Stafford ST17 0TP (Church of England).
Parish Office: Holy Trinity Church, Baswich Lane, Baswich, Stafford ST17 0BY.
Tel: 01785 253111 (10:00am – 12:00pm weekdays, ex. bank holidays), or visit www.berkswich.org.uk  (external link)
Vicar: Rev’d Peter Graysmith. For all services, please see Church Notice board

St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church.
Lynton Avenue, Weeping Cross, Stafford ST17 0EA.
Tel: 01785 661012, or visit www.st-annes-st.org.uk  (external link)  Father: Edgardo Dizon

Berkswich Methodist Church.
The Rise, Walton on the Hill, Stafford ST17 0LH.
Tel: 01785 229973, or visit www.berkswich-church.org  (external link) Rev’d Nathan Falla

Wildwood Christian Fellowship
The Gateway, 2 Wildwood Gate, Stafford ST17 4RA
Tel: 01785 665062, or visit www.wildwoodchristianfellowship.org  (external link) Elder Markus Weber

Mothers Union
Meetings are held at St Thomas’ Church, Walton on the Hill, Stafford on the last Wednesday of the month, commencing 2:00pm
Contact: Mrs J Moore. Tel: 01785 664302

Health Care
Wildwood Pharmacy, Co-operative Centre, Cannock Road, Wildwood, Stafford ST17 4RA.
Tel: 01785 661668, or visit http://wildwoodpharmacy.thepharmacycentre.com  (external link)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 6:00pm, Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Weeping Cross Pharmacy, 51-53 Bodmin Avenue, Weeping Cross, Stafford ST17 0EF.
Tel: 01785 661765, or visit http//cornwells.co.uk/branch-locations/weeping-cross  (external link)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 6:30pm, Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm and Sunday – closed

NHS Direct – 24hr helpine to provide confidential healthcare advice.
Tel: 111 or visit www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland  (external link)

Stafford County Hospital, Weston Road, Stafford ST16 3SA. Tel: 01785 257731, or visit www.uhnm.nhs.uk  (external link)

Cannock Chase Hospital, Brunswick Road, Cannock WS11 5XY. Tel: 01543 572757, or visit www.royalwolverhamptonhospitals.nhs.uk  (external link)

Crime in the Community
Staffordshire Police
Emergency Tel: 999 Non-emergency Tel: 101 Crimestoppers Tel: 0800 555 111
www.staffordshire.police.uk/local_policing/stafford/milford  (external link)

Brocton Neighbourhood Watch
Contact: Robin Bates, 25 Sawpit Lane, Brocton, Stafford Tel: 01785 661518 or brocton.watch@hotmail.co.uk
If you are not yet a member and would like to join, please contact Robin who will be pleased to give you all the information you require.
Sign up for online messaging service at www.owl.co.uk  (external link)

Brocton Community Speedwatch
Contact: Bob Muday, 11 Pool Lane, Brocton, Stafford Tel: 01785 662868 or bobmudway@hotmail.co.uk
If you’ve got one or two hours a week (or month) to spare, join this voluntary group. Following a short training course organised by Staffordshire Police, you can help monitor the speed of vehicles and make Brocton roads safer.

Other Useful Telephone Numbers
Fire………………………………..Emergency Tel: 999 Non-emergency Tel: 08451 221 1155
Electricity (Western Power) . Emergency and loss of supply Tel: 0800 328 1111 or Mobile 0300 123 5008
Gas………………………………..Emergency Service Tel: 0800 111 999
Water……………………………..Severn Trent Emergency (also leak line) Tel: 0800 783 4444
Age UK…………………………..General Helpline Tel: 01785 607060
Good Neighbour Scheme….07599 956939
Deer Casualties………………..Staffordshire Police non-emergency number – 101
Fly Tipping………………………grimewatch@staffordbc.gov.uk or Tel: 01785 619402